1. Name of the Project: “DBT Mission for Quality Planting Material Production and Utilization for the North East.”

2. Project Period:5 (five) years (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12)

3. Sanctioned amount: 94.45 lakhs + Cost of planting materials = 150.00 lakhs (approx)

4. Amount received:54.629 lakhs + Cost of 5,900 Nos. planting materials.

5. Source of fund:Deptt. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

6. Objective of the project:
(a) Production of tissue culture quality planting material with inputs of bio-fertilizers & bio-pesticides etc. on the NE region.
(b) Setting up of quality farms for the identified products in each NE state.
(c) Strengthening of tissue culture infrastructure base & establishment of institutional linkages for effective implementation.
(d) Establishing marketing linkages for value products.
(e) Upliftment of socio-economic condition of the farmers through employment & income generation.

7. Target area:

T.C.Sabri banana-95 ha.
Cashew Nut- 15 ha.
Black Paper- 70 ha.
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(Total- 180 ha.)

8. Number of beneficiary involved: 500 (five hundred).

9. Current Status:
(i) Principal Investigator of the project made a power point presentation on the progress of the project in presence of Task Force, DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi 04 times.
(ii) 33.425ha. land has been developed in the land of beneficiaries with the TC sabri banana plantlets
(iii) Another 94 ha. land is in the process for raising TC sabri banana plantation.
(iv) 03 (Three) numbers poly houses has been constructed at Horticulture Research Complex, Nagicherra in consultation with Director,Directorate of Horticulture & Soil Conservation.
(v) 4 (Four) numbers poly houses have been constructed at ICAR Research Complex, Tripura Centre, Lembucherra for secondary hardening of TC sabri banana plantlets.
(vi) 02 (two) numbers poly houses have been constructed at nucleus nursery & model orchard of Sabri banana at Barabhaiya gram Panchayat in Matabari R.D. Block,South Tripura.
(vi) Tripura Biotechnology Council has conducted 04 (Four) training programmes on cultivation of TC sabri banana plantlets for the farmers of Tripura.

Success Story of TC Sabri Banana of Tripura Biotechnology Council

1. Beneficiary: Shri Rakhal Sen

I. .Name of the Project:“DBT Mission for Quality Planting Material Production and Utilization for the North East”
II. Name of Progressive farmer:Shri Rakhal Sen
III. Address of the farmer:Sabroom, South Tripura
IV. Land area covered: 2 ha
V. Number of plants: 3200 nos.
VI. Sucker sale: 30,000nos..
VII. Sucker rate: 17/-
VIII. Sucker sale amount: Rs.5,10,000/-
IX. Banana sale: 150 nos bunch
X. Banana sale amount: Rs. 37,500/-
XI. Total expenditure: Rs. 1,32,000/-
XII. Total income: Rs. 5,47,500/-
XIII. Net Profit: Rs. 4,15,500/-
XIV. Market Demand: high

2. Beneficiary: Shri Rupchan Sarkar

I. Name of the Project: “DBT Mission for Quality Planting Material Production and Utilization for the North East”
II. Name of Progressive farmer: Shri Ratan Majumder
III. Address of the farmer: Teliamura (w) Tripura
IV. Land area covered: 1.5 ha
V. Number of plants: 2400 nos.
VI. Sucker sale: 7000nos..
VII. Sucker rate: 18/-
VIII. Sucker sale amount Rs. 1,26,000/-
IX. Banana sale 1265 nos bunch
X. Banana sale amount Rs. 3,62,250/-
XI. Total expenditure 99,000/-
XII. Total income: Rs.4,42,250/-
XIII. Net Profit: Rs.3,43,250/-
XIV. Market Demand: high.

3.Beneficiary: Smt Dipika Majumder

I. Name of the Project: “DBT Mission for Quality Planting Material Production and Utilization for the North East”
II. Name of Progressive farmer: Smt Dipika Majumder
III. Address of the farmer: Dudhpushkarni, Udaipur
IV. Land area covered: 1 ha
V. Number of plants: 1600 nos.
VI. Sucker sale: 2,500nos..
VII. Sucker rate: 17/-
VIII. Sucker sale amount: Rs.42,500 /-
IX. Banana sale: 530 nos bunch
X. Banana sale amount: Rs. 1,43,100/-
XI. Total expenditure: Rs. 66,000/-
XII. Total income: Rs. 1,85,600/-
XIII. Net Profit: Rs. 1,19,600/-
XIV. Market Demand: high.

4. Beneficiary: Shri Ratan Debnath

I. Name of the Project: “DBT Mission for Quality Planting Material Production and Utilization for the North East”
II. Name of Progressive farmer: Shri Ratan Debnath.
III. Address of the farmer: R.K Nagar
IV. Land area covered: 1.5 ha
V. Number of plants: 2400 nos.
VI. Sucker sale: 7,500nos.
VII. Sucker rate: 18/-
VIII. Sucker sale amount: Rs.1,35,000 /-
IX. Banana sale: 800 nos bunch
X. Banana sale amount: Rs. 2,00,000/-
XI. Total expenditure: Rs. 1,00,000/-
XII. Total income: Rs. 3,35,000/-
XIII. Net Profit: Rs. 2,35,000/-
XIV. Market Demand: high.

5. Beneficiary: Shri Ratan Majumder
I. Name of the Project: “DBT Mission for Quality Planting Material Production and Utilization for the North East”
II. Name of Progressive farmer: Shri Ratan Majumder
III. Address of the farmer: Mirza, Kakraban R.D Block ,South Tripura
IV. Land area covered: 0.5 ha
V. Number of plants: 800 nos.
VI. Total expenditure : Rs.1,33,000/-
VII. Total income: Rs.2,06,500/-
VIII. Net Profit: Rs.73,500/-
IX. No. of fruits per bunch: 108
X. No. of suckers per plant: 05 nos. per plant after one year
XI. Income started: After 15 month of plantation
XII. Rate of Sabri Banana in the local market: Rs.10/- per Banana
XIII. Market Demand: High.

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